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MD80 And The 757  
User currently offlineTbone202 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 169 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

Hi everyone! I just have a question about Delta's (or any airlines) 757 and the MD80. Which is better for someone who doesn't get to fly much? Yes, my flight search's continue, and for about the same price here is what I found. From RSW to CVG, which is better on Delta, the MD80, or 757? Looking foward to your responses, and yes I'll rememeber not to double post this time... LOL.

tbone202

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User currently offlineJhendrix86 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

I honestly think that the 757 is better, it's bigger too, 40-45 rows or something like that.. I rode on MD80, but i think that 757's are better and AA's stupid little Super80 is stupid

User currently offlineCV640 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 952 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

I like them both. The 757 is extremely powerful, nice push on take-off(It is also my favorite airliner), but in the air they are both quiet and smooth. The MD80 is nice if you can get on the side with two seats, especially if the other is empty, very nice. They both have the same type of seats though, so guess it just comes down to which is the best time.

User currently offlineSuper80 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1326 times:

well tomorrow i'm going on a trip and i will be flying aboard an md88 and then a 757 the next leg on delta so I will be able to give you a good opinion of each after i get there and have time to make a write up.

User currently offlineRC Pilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1310 times:

Are these two aircraft ever comparable.

The 757 is bigger, has its engines on the wing, and faster.

It also has bigger, different type engine. 757 has ducted fan engines, and the md80 is a normal jet engine.


User currently offlineAY-MD11 From Finland, joined Feb 2001, 472 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

i prefer the md80 but try to get seat in front or midsection of the plane its less noisier


 Big thumbs up
AY-MD11


User currently offlineDeltaOwnsAll From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

757 is bigger, but I think that the MD-88 is quieter and alot smoother.
DeltaOwnsAll


User currently offlineTbone202 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

Hey, looking foward to your trip report.
FYI-The MD80 flight is at a better time, and goes from RSW-CVG, then CVG-SYR-727
The 757 goes from RSW-ATL (shorter flight), and then from ATL-SYR-727.

tbone202


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

I have never flown on the 757, but i think the MD-80 is a great aircraft.. not to mention it is my favourite.. But i dont think it is comparable to the 757, which is bigger and more powerful. The 757 has IFE and the MD-80 doesn't. .

HMM i say the MD-80.. better ride i imagine..



There is something special about planes....
User currently offlineStrickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

The noise on board the aircraft all depends on where you are. With the engines on the tail of the MD-80, it's quieter on average, but since they're fuselage-mounted, it's a lot noiser to be in the back of an MD-80 than to be by the wing of a 757. I would know, seeing as I've been in both of those places... and I don't even get to fly that much! In case anyone cares, they were from LGA-ATL aboard a DL MD-88, seat 38A (the window seat, but being the last row, there was no window  Sad), and YYZ-ATL aboard a DL 757 (I don't remember the seat number since it was a long time ago, but it was right by the wing). In conclusion though, I'd enjoy both of them! (hey, I don't get to fly much)

-Jeffrey Stricker


User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1231 times:

Both are absolut fantastic planes. I flew in a MD 80 from CVG-TPA my seat was right between the engine.
Noise, WOW.
Extremly powerful takeoff and climb.
B757 is defintly the smoother choice but just for fun, pic the MD80  Smile


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5848 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1217 times:

I swear, if you pointed the MD-80 straight up, it would fly you to the moon. The takeoff in those things can be like rockets, depending on the mood of the pilot...  Smile

My last TWA pilot (MD-82) took us out of STL like we were trying to get away from an earthquake, we soared into the air like I never have before...

But I would take the MD-80. I like 757s also, but the MD-80 is a great aircraft. I prefer the Douglas to the Boeing most days.

Randy


User currently offlineTWA From Iran, joined Sep 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1210 times:

Take the 757. The 757 is larger and much more spacious.

TWA


User currently offline747buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 742 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

The 757 is better for longer flights, since it is equipped with IFE, unlike the MD-80.


At Eastern, we earn our wings every day!
User currently offlineTbone202 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

Ok, thanks. If I choose this option, it will be with the MD80.

User currently offlineUGA777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1188 times:

I have a long trip repot on my recent trip on 4 different Delta 757s. It is titled "DL BHM-ATL-SJC-ATL-BHM." I would go with the 757. I enjoyed all my flights.

User currently offline174thFWff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1170 times:

Tbone... you live in SYR? Where at? I live in Manlius

User currently offlineSK A340 From Sweden, joined Mar 2000, 845 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1149 times:


Go for the 757. It's a lovely airplane.


User currently offlineJohn Walton From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1128 times:

If you end up with a seat at the back of an MD80, God help you. It'll be one of the worst flights you've had. No windows, and a lot more engine noise.

But, I flew a SpanAir MD83 last year, and had a seat over the wing where there is not a lot of engine noise, certainly less than an over-wing 757 seat.

My advice would be that an MD80 is great, providing that you can confirm you arn't going to be near the back of the airplane. Otherwise, opt for the 757.


User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1124 times:

Both are great in First Class.

 Smile


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